Sanders will stay in race despite Obama meeting

President Barack Obama and Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) had some face-to-face time Thursday at the White House.

Sanders has been under pressure to drop out of the presidential race as Hillary Clinton has become the presumptive nominee.

But the White House said the meeting was to pay tribute to Sanders' historic candidacy.

Speaking to the reporters gathered outside, Sanders said he told the president he would fight to keep Donald Trump from winning the election and would continue to campaign ahead of the Washington, D.C. primary on June 14.

A few hours after the meeting, Obama formally endorsed Clinton in a video released by the Clinton campaign.

With the Associated Press